On the Runway

Top 10 Trends: New York Fashion Week

The knock-out dress at Carolina Herrera

Structured bags at Marc by Marc Jacobs

The pointed toe stiletto at Victoria Beckham

A python jacket at Thakoon

A neutral palette at Donna Karan

Utilitarian apron belts at 3.1 Phillip Lim

70’s sportswear at L’Wren Scott

90’s minimalism at Narciso Rodriguez

Mid-calf length skirts at Alexander Wang

Head-to-toe white at BCBG

After eight days and fifty plus shows, we’ve got the round up on New York Fashion Week’s top 10 trends.

#1 Head-to-toe white
Nearly every designer opened their show with an all white look. Whether it was the season’s LWD or a relaxed pant suit, white is the new black.

#2 Mid-calf length skirts
Put your minis away, this season long rules. The length of choice for most designers was mid-calf. In slim silhouettes and paired with great heels, this look can work on most women.

#3 90’s minimalism
Helmut Lang and Calvin Klein the pioneers of 90’s minimalism were referenced in a number of shows. Clean, minimalist, utilitarian pieces reigned on the runway.

#4 70’s sportswear
Wide-legged, high-waisted pants, sharp blazers, pretty blouses—think Lauren Hutton in her heyday.

#5 Utilitarian apron belts
Twice is a coincidence, three times is a trend. As seen at heavy hitters: Calvin Klein, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Reed Krakoff, this wide apron-like belt in slick leather was layered on to both suits and dress.

#6 Neutral palette
Blush, stone, greige, sand—it was a rainbow of calming neutrals.

#7 Python
Natural, gold-dipped or in luxe camel, this was the texture of the season. Some designers used it as an accent or accessory, others as full-blown pieces.

#8 The pointed toe stiletto
Uncomplicated but fiercely sexy, the shoe of the season didn’t need platforms or sculpted heels to shine.

#9 Structured bags
Bags were simple, small and structured this season. Many hand-held clutches, mostly in simple luxe leathers but some, like those at Marc Jacobs, were adorned with crystals and embroidery.

#10 The knock-out dress
Whether lady-like and structured, minimal and architectural, hand painted and embroidered or neon-coloured and youthful, the statement dress is the number one investment piece of the season.